e-Tides is Being Shut Down February 24; Sign Up for myPATH Account
Business taxpayers are strongly encouraged to act now and sign up for an account on myPATH. This is the new and improved online system where the Department of Revenue's customers can handle their registration, filing and payment obligations for Pennsylvania taxes. The new taxes available in the system include sales tax, employer withholding, and corporation taxes, among many others.
As part of this transition, the Department of Revenue will be retiring e-TIDES, the prior online filing system for business taxpayers, as of Feb. 24, 2023. That means taxpayers will no longer be able to use e-TIDES to file returns and make payments after this point. Instead, they will need to use myPATH to handle these tax obligations.
With many important due dates — including upcoming deadlines for monthly, quarterly, and semiannual sales tax returns — now is the time to create your myPATH account. myPATH is also the system that will be used this year for W-2/1099 reporting. Taxpayers are required to sign up for an account on myPATH to submit W-2s, 1099-Rs, 1099 MISC, 1099 NEC and REV-1667s (Annual Withholding Reconciliation Statements). The deadline to submit W-2s/1099s is Jan. 31, 2023.
The process to sign up for an account is simple and includes an option to migrate your prior account information from e-TIDES into myPATH. You can watch the Migrating e-TIDES AccessOpens In A New Window instructional video for a simple tutorial on how to do this. The Department of Revenue also has a number of other instructional videos pertaining to myPATH on its myPATH Video Tutorials page.
If you need assistance, the department encourages taxpayers to refer to several self-service options, including:
- myPATH Information page (available at revenue.pa.gov/mypathinformation)
- Online Customer Service Center (Contains answers to hundreds of common tax questions and can be used to securely submit a question)
- PATHfinder, the online chatbot, on myPATH
Customers in need of assistance may also contact the department by email at myPATH@pa.gov, or by phone at 717-425-2495, ext. 72841 (PATH1). The department has made a push to put more of its employees on the phones to assist with the transition to myPATH.
Don't delay if you need to sign up for a myPATH account. The department is hopeful to transition all of its customers to the new system as soon as possible. This move will improve customer service and be a great benefit for years to come.